Finding a point guard is a glaring need for the St. Francis men’s basketball team, and coach Rob Krimmel hopes recent additions to the Red Flash recruiting class addresses the situation.
Georgios Angelou and Malik Harmon, both point guards, have signed with St. Francis and will join early signee Patrick Wrencher as the incoming freshman class.
“(Angelou) and (Harmon) will add value to our team both on and off the court,” said Krimmel. “Along with (Wrencher), I am looking forward to working with both players when they arrive on campus this summer for classes and workouts.”
Krimmel was quick to credit the work of assistant coaches Chris Clark, Joey Goodson and Eric Taylor in assembling the recruiting class, which will have an opportunity to contribute immediately.
St. Francis finished the 2012-13 season with a 5-24 record and a 5-13 mark in the Northeast Conference. The Red Flash won three of their final six games.
The 6-foot-1 Angelou hails from Halkida, Greece and is averaging 16 points and six assists while shooting 43 percent from 3-point range for Filathlitikos, an Under-18 team competing for the a place in the final six of the Greek U18 championship.
“(Angelou) is a skilled, versatile guard who has a great feel for the game,” Krimmel said. “He is a coach’s son and understands what it takes to compete at a high level.”
Angelou will become the second international player on the Red Flash roster.
Montreal native Ben Millaud-Meunier averaged 9.3 points and made 47.6 percent of his 3-point attempts as a freshman last season.
Harmon played at Christ the King in Queens, N.Y. The school has produced multiple NBA players including Lamar Odom and Speedy Claxton.
Considered a pass-first point guard, the 5-11 Harmon helped Christ the King to a 28-3 season and a state championship as a senior. He scored 13 points in the championship game.
“(Harmon’s) ability to make others around him better makes him a welcomed addition to the Red Flash roster,” Krimmel said.
Wrencher is a 6-6 forward from Archbishop Moeller in West Chester, Ohio. He committed to St. Francis last August.